As experienced Tucson bicycle collision attorneys, we are deeply concerned over the rising number of accidents involving cyclists this year, including an accident reported by the Tucson Police Department (TPD) on July 28. The accident happened on Saturday around 12:15 p.m. when a vehicle struck a person riding a bicycle near the intersection of Camino Serna and Tanque Verde Road. The bicyclist sustained injuries in the collision.
According to reports, the driver stayed at the scene of the accident, but it is unclear whether a citation was issued for the Tucson car collision. We are concerned for this rider and hope that he will recover quickly and continue to enjoy riding through Tucson despite the accident.
Tucson Bicycle Collisions and Bicycle Safety Laws
Tucson reported a nearly 60 percent increase in ridership in the city between 2009 and 2010 and the numbers have only continued to climb over the past two years, making safety a number one priority for riders and motorists. Motorists should be aware that laws at the state, county, and local levels require motorists to yield to bicycle riders as they would a vehicle. ARS 28-815 prohibits motorists from utilizing bike lanes as a right turn lane, and from driving or parking on paved shoulders where bicycle riders must travel when no bike lane is available. ARS 28-735 requires motorists to provide a three-foot clearance between their own vehicle and a cyclist when passing.
What a Tucson Bicycle Collision Attorney Could Do to Help
Every bicycle rider that is injured in a bicycle collision should reach out to a skilled Tucson bicyclist injury attorney for assistance. The Husband and Wife Law Team knows that bicycle injuries can be serious and that many injured cyclists sustain brain, head, neck, and back injuries that require ongoing care for months or years. We do whatever it takes within the scope of the law to secure enough compensation in a fair settlement to cover all of an injured rider’s crash-related expenses. If you were hit by a car while riding your bicycle on the streets of Tucson, call the attorneys at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. today to talk about your case.